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An opportunity for owners of the featured car of each year's event to participate in the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival as part of the show and enjoy the
The Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International.
Tim Langreder, a member of the Vintage Triumph Register wrote a fantastic article in the club's magazine, The Vintage Triumph. Click here to read it. It captures the experience of the whole 2019 Vintage Weekend, inculding The Tour de Marque and other Grand Prix Festival events on Friday as well as the racing at WGI the rest of the weekend.
Friday- September 8, 2023
Starts at Chateau Lafayette Reneau
5081 State Route 414
Hector NY 14841
Any Chevrolet Corvette Car
Registration fee of $225 per car, which includes two weekend tickets to the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International.
This year the WGI Tour de Marque Launched From Chateau Lafayette Reneau - Corvette will start out at the CLR Winery, where drivers will meet for coffee, pastries, and conversation to start their day. Then they will get to do a really neat roughly 85 mile Rallye Route of the kind that only the Stone Bridge Driver Events Committee is famous for putting on, ending at Watkins Glen International, where the drivers will be hosted for brunch, followed by paced laps of the world-famous 3.4 mile racetrack. The cars then line-up for the drive into town, where they stage at the original Start/Finish line for the 1948 Grand Prix, and then take their two Cayuga Health System Laps of the 6.6 mile Old Course. The cars finish at Lafayette Park in downtown Watkins Glen where they are parked on display, while the drivers get to enjoy the rest of the festival.
To enter by phone call Watkins Glen Promotions at: 607-535-3003, or Click Here[PDF] to print out an entry form. You can also fill in the form, save it and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that registration for all events is limited and events fill up fast, so don't delay your registration!
For more specific information contact:
Bruce Coulombe at 607-793-3426 or email
Featured Marques of the Past:
2022 - Ford Mustang
2021 - Alfa Romeo
2019 - Triumph
2018 - Jaguar
2017 - Cars of the Autobahn
2016 - Corvette
2015 - Mazda (Miata's 25th Anniversary)
2014 - MG (90th Anniversary)
2013 - Mini
2012 - Ford Mustang
2011 - Datsun/Nissan
2010 - Alfa Romeo (100th Anniversary)
2009 - Morgan
2008 - Triumph
2007 - BMW
2006 - Porsche
2005 - Alfa Romeo
2004 - MG (80th Anniversary)
2003 - Corvette (50th Anniversary)
2002 - Mini
2001 - Cunningham
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